James (Kostiuczuk) of Bialystok

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[[Image:Jakub.jpg|thumb|left]]His Most Reverend Excellence JAKUB (Kostiuczuk), Bishop of the Bialystok and Gdansk Diocese of the [[Polish Autocephalous Church]] was born on October 22, 1966 in Narew. He finished the Electric Technical School in Bialystok, after which he worked as an electrician. In 1987 he took the habit at the Monastery in Suprasl, became a novice and was received first ordaination (as a reader or subdeacon?). In the same year he began studies at the Moscow Theological Academy in Siergijew Posad (Zagorsk), where in 1992 received his Master's degree. He was ordained (to the diaconate?) by His Excellence Archbishop SAWA in 1989. In 1993 he took the Holy Orders. In 1995 he began working at the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw. He was an assistant in the Chair of Dogmatic and Moral Theology. He has been fulfilling duties of spiritual protector of the Orthodox Fellowship of St. St. Cyril and Methodius since 1995. He was also a superior of the monastery of the Annunciation to Holy Lady Virgin Mary in Suprasl. On May 11, 1998 he was elevated to the episcopacy together with the title of Bishop of Suprasl. On behalf of the Holy Council of Bishops of the Polish Orthodox Church His Excellence Bishop JAKUB took spiritual care of orthodox youth. Since August 1998 he has been the spiritual protector of the Fellowship of Orthodox Youth in Poland. The Holy Council of Bishops through the edict of His Eminence Metropolitan SAWA (March 31, 1999) appointed him to the post of the Head of [http://www.orthodox.bialystok.pl/en/ Bialystok-Gdansk Diocese] on March 30, 1999. His installation in the Cathedral too place on May 22, 1999.
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[[Image:Jakub.jpg|frame|right|Bishop Jakub of Bialystok-Gdansk]]
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'''Archbisiop James''' or '''Jakub''' (secular name '''Jan Kostiuczuk''') of Bialystok and Gdansk is an [[archbishop]] who is the ruling [[hierarch]] of the [[Diocese of Bialystok-Gdansk]], under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Church of Poland]]
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==Life==
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His Grace was born on [[October 22]], 1966 in Narew, Poland. He finished studying at the Electric Technical School in Bialystok, after which he worked as an electrician. In 1987 he joined the brotherhood at the [[monastery]] in [[Suprasl Monastery|Suprasl]], became a [[novice]] and was also [[tonsure]]d to the [[minor orders]]. In the same year he began studies at the [[Moscow Theological Academy and Seminary|Moscow Theological Academy]] in [[Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra]], where in 1992 he received his Master's degree.  
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He was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[deacon|diaconate]] by Archbishop [[Sawa (Hrycuniak) of Poland|Sawa]] in 1989. In 1993, he was ordained to the [[priest]]hood. In 1995, he began working at the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw. He was an assistant in the Chair of Dogmatic and Moral Theology. He has been fulfilling duties of spiritual protector of the Orthodox Fellowship of Ss. Cyril and Methodius since 1995. He was also a [[superior]] of the monastery of the [[Suprasl Monastery|Annunciation to Holy Lady Virgin Mary]] in Suprasl.  
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On [[May 11]], 1998 he was elevated to the [[bishop|episcopacy]] with the title of Bishop of Suprasl, and the [[Holy Synod]] of the [[Church of Poland|Polish Orthodox Church]] appointed him to care for the spiritual welfare of Orthodox youth in Poland. Thus, since August 1998 he has been the spiritual protector of the Fellowship of Orthodox Youth in Poland. On [[March 30]], 1999, the Synod, through the edict of His Beatitude Metropolitan [[Sawa (Hrycuniak) of Poland|Sawa]] appointed him to the [http://www.orthodox.bialystok.pl/en/ Bialystok-Gdansk Diocese]. His [[enthronement]] in the [[cathedral]] took place on [[May 22]], 1999.
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==Source==
 
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* http://www.orthodox.bialystok.pl/en/jakub.htm
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* [http://www.orthodox.bialystok.pl/en/jakub.htm Bishop Jakub]
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*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/poland/current/bios/bio_jacob_kostiuchuk_bishop_bialystok.htm  ORI: Jacob (Kostiuchuk) of Bialystok]
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[[Category:Orthodoxy in Poland]]

Latest revision as of 07:23, February 7, 2013

Bishop Jakub of Bialystok-Gdansk

Archbisiop James or Jakub (secular name Jan Kostiuczuk) of Bialystok and Gdansk is an archbishop who is the ruling hierarch of the Diocese of Bialystok-Gdansk, under the jurisdiction of the Church of Poland.

Life

His Grace was born on October 22, 1966 in Narew, Poland. He finished studying at the Electric Technical School in Bialystok, after which he worked as an electrician. In 1987 he joined the brotherhood at the monastery in Suprasl, became a novice and was also tonsured to the minor orders. In the same year he began studies at the Moscow Theological Academy in Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, where in 1992 he received his Master's degree.

He was ordained to the diaconate by Archbishop Sawa in 1989. In 1993, he was ordained to the priesthood. In 1995, he began working at the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw. He was an assistant in the Chair of Dogmatic and Moral Theology. He has been fulfilling duties of spiritual protector of the Orthodox Fellowship of Ss. Cyril and Methodius since 1995. He was also a superior of the monastery of the Annunciation to Holy Lady Virgin Mary in Suprasl.

On May 11, 1998 he was elevated to the episcopacy with the title of Bishop of Suprasl, and the Holy Synod of the Polish Orthodox Church appointed him to care for the spiritual welfare of Orthodox youth in Poland. Thus, since August 1998 he has been the spiritual protector of the Fellowship of Orthodox Youth in Poland. On March 30, 1999, the Synod, through the edict of His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa appointed him to the Bialystok-Gdansk Diocese. His enthronement in the cathedral took place on May 22, 1999.

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James (Kostiuczuk) of Bialystok
Preceded by:
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Bishop of Suprasl
1998-1999
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Sawa (Hryciuniak)
Archbishop of Bialystok-Gdansk
1998-present
Succeeded by:
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